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Tacos for 50 Adults and 15 Kids

Well, really, why would you expect to. They are an ingredient, not a dish by themselves, no?

1 day ago
magiesmom in Home Cooking

Herbal tea

I like mint tea from real mint best, or ginger tea from ginger rot steeped in water.
Numi is my favorite boxed teas.

1 day ago
magiesmom in General Topics

Cookbooks vs. Online recipes . Which do you prefer ?

I love both

Can i use fajita seasoning for taco's?

Of course.
Or you could use individual spices.

Jul 27, 2015
magiesmom in Home Cooking

What do you keep stocked at home?

I have them too since Ottolenghi took over my life.

Wild rice salad ideas

I love nuts in a wild rice salad, pine nuts or walnuts, scallions, and barberries if you have them. If no nuts then a walnut oil / sherry vinaigrette. I think wild rice salad is better with another kind of rice( pref basmati) or with quinoa to lighten it.

Jul 26, 2015
magiesmom in Home Cooking

Help! Need suggestions for Caprese salad and????

A cooler is easily cold for two hours

Jul 26, 2015
magiesmom in Vegetarian & Vegan

What is your perfect breakfast?

I want different things every day. Yesterday it was blueberry pancakes, today it was soft boiled eggs with buttered toast.

Cooking from Yotam Ottolenghi's PLENTY MORE

Last night I made the eggplant cheesecake, except that no eggplant at farmers market so I used zucchini, which actually worked well.

You first roast the eggplant rounds which has been brushed with olive oil, s+p. When it has cooked a bit you arrange it in a pan with the slices almost standing on their sides, tuck cherry tomato halves in the gaps, scatter oregano leaves around.

Then you pour over a mixture of eggs, cream cheese, feta and cream and bake. When cool you brush with oi love oil infused with za'atar. , which was a crucial step.

I don't like Greek feta so I used French and I had some marvelous local very thick sour cream which I subbed for the cream cheese, I was worried that it might not be firm enough to slice due to the latter change but it did.
I took it to a potluck and all agreed it was several steps up from a regular crustless quiche.

Jul 26, 2015
magiesmom in Home Cooking
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quick help needed re: marinating fish for tacos

I wouldn't marinate for more than ten minutes, and dredging takes no time unless you are doing massive amounts.

Jul 25, 2015
magiesmom in Home Cooking
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V+V Diners Spring into Summer!

Tonight I am making a variation on Ottolenghi's eggplant cheesecake from Plenty More. I am using zucchini instead of the eggplant ( none at FM) and subbing an exquisite local sour cream ( Side Hillfor those of you living in MA) for cream cheese. So perhaps it will be more casserole than squares, but I think the potluck folks wil be happy.

I was going to just bring a peck of fabulous local apricots but the last few potlucks have lacked the protein I want.

Jul 25, 2015
magiesmom in Vegetarian & Vegan

Need inspiration for vegetarian, company-worthy dinner

I really like bulgar pilaf, it is quick to make because bulgar soaks rather than cooks and can be made with any veg you can think of, and then pine nuts or other nuts on top is great.

Or ottolenghis eggplant cheesecake is a great dish, can sub zucchini or make it half and half. Very beautiful and delicious.

Jul 23, 2015
magiesmom in Vegetarian & Vegan

Need inspiration for vegetarian, company-worthy dinner

I'm with Throckwood . Done, done, overdone.

Jul 23, 2015
magiesmom in Vegetarian & Vegan

Breakfast along Rt 495

I'd eat at the Breakfast Nook in East Wareham. Whole foods has a good breakfast bar too, but not a real restaurant.
Cracker Barrel is hideous.

Looking for a (vegan) eggplant in walnut pomegranate sauce recipe that I saw on chowhound recently - please help!

Ottolenghi has such a recipe,auberges in Plenty.

Jul 23, 2015
magiesmom in Home Cooking

Trying to be healthy but cannot find grass fed beef that I can bear

I can't help as I love grass fed beef, but maybe it is better on the east coast.

Jul 22, 2015
magiesmom in General Topics

Beloved picky guests

I accommodate them. IMO that is what you do if you care about someone.

The 10 Unhealthiest Salads You Can Order

I agree on all counts.

Jul 20, 2015
magiesmom in General Topics

What's new in the Berkshires?

No info on rainbow, but eat on north always has a few specials.

How to avoid onion and garlic powder clumping?

Glass jars in freezer.

Jul 19, 2015
magiesmom in General Topics

Make-ahead meals for two weeks (vegetarian and meat-eating)

I make a big pot of a grain or two each week to form the base of hot dishes or salads, likewise a pot of beans.

Jul 18, 2015
magiesmom in Home Cooking
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cooking frozen duck breasts rare

And dry them

Jul 17, 2015
magiesmom in Home Cooking
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Family reunion food ideas on a very tight budget.

Grain salads such as tabouli are very cheap and delicious. Deviled eggs for 36 can come in well under $20.00.
Cabbage is pretty cheap this time of year, making either cole slaw or a braised dish good choices.

Making bacon dishes a tad healthier?

If you are using it for flavor, the real thing is so much better. It is such a small amount of fat.

Jul 14, 2015
magiesmom in Home Cooking

Bastille Day Potluck

Also a winter dish

Jul 11, 2015
magiesmom in Home Cooking

Can you make whole grain pizza crust that is crispy?

Jul 10, 2015
magiesmom in Home Cooking

What has happened to Friendship Cottage Cheese? (not good changes)

We can barely find it and it is our favorite

Jul 10, 2015
magiesmom in General Topics

Do you bake your own cakes or cookies ?

I make most of my own cookies, can't remember the last time I bought any at the grocery store, though we do have a great baker at our little general store, so I buy her cookies and cakes. I less often make pie as there are several great pie makers in the area.
I really don't care for grocery store cakes, though the ones at Whole foods are better than most.

Jul 10, 2015
magiesmom in General Topics

How to cook chicken drum stick?

Poach in red wine.

Jul 10, 2015
magiesmom in Home Cooking

Moroccan preserved lemons - how to tell if spoiled

They should not be disintegrating. I would not use them

Jul 09, 2015
magiesmom in General Topics